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    Black History Month

    , Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Black History Month is an annual observance, offering a moment to reflect on the seminal role Black people have played in US history. Dating back to 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson selected a week in February to honor the achievements of Black Americans that coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14). Today the observance has expanded to a month-long commemoration, with countries around the globe such as Canada, Ireland, the U.K., and Germany joining the United States in celebrating Black history. (more…)

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